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How To Quit Smoking with Essential Oils

January 8, 2018

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Want to quit smoking? Essential oils can help

If smoking is on top of your new year, new you to do list, then you have come to the right place. Essential oils are effective at helping you to quit smoking and also help curb the cravings and repair the damage that smoking creates in your body.

Scientific studies have shown essential oils can help you to quit smoking

There are a number of essential oils that have been proven to be effective in helping people to quit smoking, as is the case with all oils it depends largely on the person. One of the most proven options is black pepper essential oil. Black pepper essential oil actually simulates the feeling of smoking, which in turn curbs your cravings.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20 people who were daily users of nicotine products (cigarettes, snuff, or chewing tobacco) were asked to try aromatherapy instead. They were divided into two separate groups and given an essential oil (either black pepper or angelica) and given instructions to place one drop of essential oil on a tissue and inhale this for two minutes (roughly the amount of time it takes to smoke a cigarette) whenever they felt the urge to use tobacco.

The test subjects reported back with their experiences and they found that both essential oils effectively curbed cravings, but they provoked different responses. It was reported that the intensity of their cravings were dramatically reduced after inhaling black pepper essential than they did with angelica essential oil, but inhaling angelica essential oil helped to delay their next nicotine hit for longer than the pepper. Combined, they effectively helped to curb the cravings for longer.

Another study, by Rose and Behm found “the vapor of black pepper essential oil, when inhaled, partially reproduces the respiratory tract sensations experienced when smoking, thereby reducing the craving for cigarettes.”

Essential oils to help you quit smoking


Black Pepper
Use Black pepper essential oil to reduce cravings. Simply inhaling this oil directly from the bottle can dramatically reduce the urge to smoke.You can also add this to a diffuser or roller bottle blend.

If you find it difficulty not having something in your mouth try these Black Pepper and Cinnamon Quit Sticks.


Quit smoking with essential oils

Use before cravings typically hit and as needed when unexpected cravings pop up.

NB: Cinnamon essential oil is effective at boosting our immune system and mood as well as tasting good also. It will also support the detoxification process.


Lavender Essential Oil

Diffuse or inhale Lavender essential oil to dispel frustration, irritability and anxiety. You can also rub lavender directly onto the bottom of your feet or on your pillow for instant calm at night.


Lemon Essential Oil
Add a few drops to your drinking water to help cleanse your organs and eliminate the toxins from your body. You can also diffuse Lemon essential oil to help lift your mood and help you focus.


Wild Orange Essential Oil
Diffuse in any space where you used to smoke like your car. Not only will this mask the stale smell of smoke, it will also help to naturally lift your mood and balance out mood swings. You can also use Wild Orange essential oil topically on your body to provide you an all day mood booster.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Diffuse Eucalyptus essential oil to help open up the airways, sinuses and clear your lungs. If you are feeling stressed and anxious, place a few drops of Eucalyptus oil into your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale deeply. This simple and quick process will give you a calming yet energizing boost.


Peppermint Essential Oil or Beadlets
A drop of Peppermint essential oil on the tongue can help with cravings, uplift the spirit, and keep your focus.  Peppermint Beadlets are also a great way to curb the craving and oral fixation that smoking creates. Each beadlet contains 1/4 drop of peppermint EO and will definitely get your mind off wanting a cigarette.


Forgive Essential Oil Blend
Quitting smoking often stimulates a wide range of emotions including anger and frustration. Letting go of this emotion, and allowing it to be, will help to create greater inner peace. Place Forgive over the heart, wrists and back of the neck whenever you feel tension rising in your body. This is also a wonderful oil to diffuse in your home to provide emotional support for the whole family.


DDR Prime
Start taking DDR Prime every day to help your body to repair. This essential oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of essential oils combined to support cellular health, function, and renewal. Health and wellness starts with having healthy cells – its really that simple!



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*These products have not been approved by the FDA or TGA and are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Please seek advice of a trained health care professional where appropriate, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding. The limited information found on this website is for informational purposes only. You should never rely solely on the information found here and if you have any health condition or illness always seek out the advice of a trained professional.




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